Dublin Data Sec 2018

9th April 2018, RDS Concert Hall, Dublin

Conference running order

08:00 - 09:00 - Registration & Coffee


09:00 - Welcome & Introduction

Adrian Weckler - Technology Editor, INM


09:00-09:10 - Opening of DataSec 2018

Pat Breen, Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection


09:10-09:45 - GDPR is upon us but it’s not too late

Helen Dixon Data Protection Commissioner


09:45-10:30 - Panel Discussion: What Lies Ahead - The Challenges (& Benefits)  of GDPR

Chair: Adrian Weckler


1. Joanne Neary, Assistant Commissioner,  Data Protection Office
2. Dr. Dennis Jennings, Chair GDPR Coalition
3. Daragh O’Brien, Castlebridge, specialising in Information Trust
4. Marie McGinley, Partner and Head of Intellectual Property, Technology and Data Protection at Eversheds Sutherland


10.30-10.50 - Coffee & Networking


10.50-11.20 - Data Protection Officers – what are they for and do you need one?

Sharon O'Reilly, IT Governance


11.20-11.50 - If a breach occurs –what to do?

Daragh O’Brien, CEO Castlebridge


11.50-12:30 - Panel Discussion: Employee Rights & Privacy in the Workplace

Chair: Marie McGinley, Eversheds Sutherland


1. Emerald de Leuw, Eurocomply, Founder & CEO, Eurocomply
2. Brian Honan, BH Consulting
3. Daragh O’Brien, CEO Castlebridge


12.30-13:00 - GDPR: An Opportunity for Business Transformation

Shirley Finnerty, Business Group Lead for Windows and Devices in Microsoft Ireland


13:00-14:00 - Lunch & Networking


14.00-14.40 - SME Workshop 1: SME Experiences of GDPR

Chair: Gina London


1. Helen Quinn, SFA
2. Paul O'Brien, Co-founder of Calqrisk
3. Helen Cahill, Co-founder of Cahill's Farmhouse Cheese


14.00-14.40 - Main Stage: Accountability, Implementation & Response

Chair: Adrian Weckler


1. Aoife Sexton, Co-Founder and Director, Frontier Privacy
2. Jason Dowling, Partner WDA and co-founder, Redflare
3. Emerald De Leuw, Eurocomply


14.40-15.20 - SME Workshop 2: How does GDPR apply to volunteer and charity sector?

Chair: Brian Honan


1. Ciara Geraghty, Eversheds Sutherland
2. Deirdre Garvey, CEO, The Wheel
3. Sharon O'Reilly, IT Governance


14.40-15.20 - Main stage: Data Retention: everything you need to know

Chair: Adrian Weckler


1. Theo Lynn, Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce
2. Cormac Clancy, Barrister & GDPR Consultant, GDPR.ie
3. Maurice Coyle, CEO Heystaks


15.20-16.00 - SME Workshop 3: GDPR & your company’s cybersecurity

Chair: Daragh O’Brien

1. Howard Roberts, CTO, Arkphire
2. Vivienne Mee, Founder at VMForensics
3. Brian Honan, BH Consulting


15:20-16.00 - Main stage: Company Culture - GDPR Implementation & Consequences

Chair: Gina London


1. Sean Whelan, Paddy Power/Betfair Head of Data Protection
2. Mary Colhoun, eir Director of Data Protection
3. Mark Kellett, CEO of Magnet Networks
4. Lt Col Richard Brennan, Barrister -at -Law, Defence Forces Legal Service


16:00-16:15 - Coffee & Networking


16:15-17:00 - The Future of Privacy & Information

Moderator: Adrian Weckler


1. Gina London, Communications Strategist and former CNN anchor
2. TJ McIntyre, Digital Rights Ireland
3. Ardi Kolah, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Data Protection & Privacy
4. Michael Bahar, Partner Eversheds Sutherland and former deputy legal advisor to Pres Obama and former General Counsel to US House Intelligence Committee


17:00-17:10 - Data Sec Closing remarks


Adrian Weckler, Technology Editor, INM


17:10-18:00 - Drinks & Networking